Catherine Cramer, Founder and Principal of the Woods Hole Institute, works at the intersection of data-driven science and learning, specifically as it pertains to the understanding of complexity and its application to data and network sciences, with a focus on underrepresented communities. For over 20 years she has developed tools and programs for the teaching and learning of complex network and data science, centering on identifying, creating, sustaining and growing productive and innovative collaborations and partnerships between research, industry and academia. She worked with the NSF-sponsored Centers for Ocean Science Education Excellence (COSEE) and the Ocean Literacy initiative from 2004-2014, and was one of the founders of the Network Literacy and Network Science in Education movements. She remains active in both, most recently organizing the 8th annual Network Science in Education symposium at the University of Vermont as part of the 2019 International School and Conference on Network Science, and is on the Board of the Network Science Society. She is co-editor and co-author of the Springer volume Network Science in Education, published in October 2018. She is currently co-leading the data literacy efforts at the Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub, located at the Columbia University Data Science Institute, as well as a Social Network Analysis of the Hub itself.
Stephen Miles Uzzo, Co-Founder of the Woods Hole Institute, develops and leads large-scale initiatives to research and integrate cutting edge science into teaching and learning. These initiatives build communities of practice in complexity, data-driven science and engineering, and improve science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) literacy of the public. Dr. Uzzo is also very active in science and education practice and policy. His background includes over 20 years experience in the research of connected systems and teaching and learning in data-driven STEM; and prior to that, 10 years in video and computer graphics systems engineering. His work also includes developing and managing graduate programs in STEM teaching and learning. Dr. Uzzo’s research interests include the coupling of complex human and natural systems, evolution and scaling of complex networks, smart cities, and the impact of big data on communities of need. He holds a terminal degree in network theory and environmental studies from Union Institute and serves on a number of institutional and advisory boards related to his interests. Having never lived very far from the ocean in New York and California, Dr. Uzzo has been a lifelong advocate for marine conservation. CV is available HERE